If you have been injured in an accident you will probably want to get on with your life as soon as possible. But it might not be that simple. After all, injuries do take time to heal and you might find that you are not able to get back to a normal routine, whether that be at work or at home, for longer than you thought it would take. In a situation like this, post-accident physiotherapy can help to shorten the length of time you take to recover as well as helping towards a full recovery.
Post-accident physiotherapy is one of a number of treatments that come under the term ‘rehabilitation’. The main purpose of this rehabilitation is to get you, the accident victim, back to as productive and independent a life as possible as soon as possible after you accident. As well as physiotherapy, post-accident rehabilitation might also include surgery to remedy any problems caused by injuries which haven’t fully healed. A No-Win No-Fee compensation claim can cover the costs of any physiotherapy or surgery that an independent medical expert recommends you to have after your accident.
Physiotherapy treatment is often used in conjunction with other treatments, such as surgery, and as part of a complete rehabilitation plan. It might be the case that you have suffered a soft tissue injury, such as whiplash in a car accident, that has left you with some residual discomfort in your neck or back which affects your ability to do manual tasks.
A doctor might recommend a course of physiotherapy at no cost to you to relieve some of the stiffness and discomfort in your neck, as well as to help you to make small changes to the way you move and your posture to minimise any future discomfort.